After President Donald Trump declared his national emergency Thursday afternoon, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had a warning for Republicans: a Democratic president can declare a national emergency on gun violence. Because today marked the one year anniversary of the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida, Pelosi used the opportunity to slam Trump’s decision to declare an emergency on the border but not for gun violence.
Nancy Pelosi: "You want to talk about a national emergency, let's talk about today-the one year anniversary on another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in America. Why don't you declare THAT emergency, Mr. President. I wish you would." pic.twitter.com/RpHr0CPe0r
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) February 14, 2019
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If the president declares a national emergency on gun violence, then what’s the solution? Universal background checks? High capacity magazine ban? An assault weapons ban? Implementing red flag law? A national registry? Gun confiscation?
At least when Trump talked about declaring a national emergency at the border we knew what the end goal was: a border wall to keep out illegal aliens. With a “gun violence” declaration, there’s no clear goal or endgame. And not only that, but this would be a direct assault on the Second Amendment. (Read more from “WATCH: Pelosi Says a Democratic President Will Declare a National Emergency on This Issue” HERE)